Why are you on BeBee? What are you looking for in here? What is the main purpose for you to post an article or a hive? Have you made friends here? Have you had any other valuable interaction with people? Do you know these people in real life? Is your industry represented on BeBee? If you had something to say to the founders of this site, what would that be(bee)?
I am asking all these questions from you because I would really like to know more about my followers, make new contacts, expand my horizons through interaction and in the end, I am questioning the reason(s) I am online on this - and believe me - in many other sites as well.
I recently broke my phone and found out that I can very well live without it. I set the old alarm clock on for work, read books and listened the radio for news. It made me rethink of the time, effort and involvement I have given especially for social media in my life. For work and contacting my loved ones, I got back on the track with a new phone, but have been more cautious of what is going on in my time management since then.
A month ago I quit blogging on my site. The name of my blog was Lit & heels. Looking at the stats back then, it wasn't really doing anything for me. I mean, there were so little readers that it seemed to suck out my time and energy from more important writing projects so I deleted the page for good. I rather write books than posts. I rather live on through my literature than some hot-at-the-minute content writing tasks. Whoever said what you put on the internet can be found forever, might have gotten it wrong. There's no sign or trace there in any of my old(er) blog(s). I am done with them.
Just a month or so ago I also deactivated some promotional social media pages for a production's post-production delay. I made a big show out of it, paying for promoting the site just before I pulled the plug. This experience also showed me that things don't go away as soon as you delete pictures and all other content from marketing platforms, such as some of the most loved apps on your phone. This experience showed me that posting online #tb and #throwback pictures really didn't take me anywhere. It was just putting out an image that there was a flow. In reality behind the screen nothing was really going on for now.
In my day time job I have some time to go on career platforms and social media, such as BeBee, too. I usually check this site a couple of times a week but usually just have alerts on what someone has written I follow here and ignore most of them. If I'd like to read something, I post for 140 characters and follow conversations there. To be honest, I had a very good start in BeBee - and felt welcome here. But since then there's been little to no interaction for my site. I have almost got 1 contact to a foreign recruiter from here - and rest of it has been more or less nonsense - like block chain traders wanting to date me or someone in nursing writing me friendly messages in Spanish (which, sadly, I don't even speak).
So, go ahead and comment below. Let it all out. Lift the burden of your heart if you wish. I am here. I can listen.